The Penticton Harlequins picked up another road win, 31-10 over the Salmon Arm Manthers May 3 to improve to 2-0 in the Okanagan Rugby Union.
The Harlequins took advantage of a depleted Manthers roster and led 21-10 at half on a trio of tries by Evan Lloyd. The Harlequins were able to build on their season opening win against the Vernon Jackals three weeks earlier because they had a stronger roster.
In the second half, the Harlequins played one man down for 10 minutes as Robert Faoa was penalized for a high tackle and given a yellow card. Faoa redeemed himself by scoring a try later. Also scoring tries for the Harlequins were Tesimoni Felemi, Masiu Fine and Vickus Fullard. Harlequins captain Dave Bellomo said there is room for improvement, especially with their discipline as they struggled with that in the first half.
“While the game was never in doubt and it was a strong win, there are still many areas that the coaching staff could see improvements,” said Harlequins coach Ken Sommerfeldt.
The Harlequins hope to have their problems fixed for their next game, May 24 against Vernon at McNicoll Park. They also play at home the following weekend on May 31 against the Manthers. Both games are at 1 p.m.